John W. Stormont Conference on South Texas

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The 2014 John W. Stormont Conference on South Texas:
Immigrant Narratives/Border Crossings

Friday, October 3, 2014  |  9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  |  Victoria College Student Center & Johnson Symposium 

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Background of the Lecture Series

The John W. Stormont Lecture Series on South Texas began as a two-day lecture series held annually in February and sponsored by the Victoria College Division of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and funded in part by the College, the Kathryn Stoner O'Connor Endowment and the John W. Stormont Endowment. The lecture series began on February 4, 1978, as the Social Sciences Symposium. The conference gave students, faculty, and the community an opportunity to hear presentations on social sciences.Due to an endowment received from the family of Kathryn Stoner O'Connor, a Distinguished Texas History lecture was added to the symposium and is named in Mrs. O'Connor's honor. Dr. Archie McDonald was the first Kathryn Stoner O'Connor Distinguished Texas History lecturer. Publication of symposium presentations began in 1986 with Dr. McDonald's paper in Victoria College's journal, Victoria College Social Sciences Symposium. The symposium changed names and direction in 1990 and became the Conference on South Texas Studies, and the topics remain concentrated on South Texas. The title of the journal which includes the papers presented at the Conference was also changed to South Texas Studies. With the additional funding by the John W. Stormont family in 1995, the conference name was changed to honor Dr. Stormont, a former dean at Victoria College. Beginning with this years’ conference, the Stormont changed format to a conference setting, where presenters speak 20 minutes on a selected conference topic.

Call for Papers 2014

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Victoria College's Division of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is requesting papers for its 2014 John W. Stormont Conference on South Texas. The topic for next year's conference is Immigrant Narratives/Border Crossings.  Papers may be in any discipline, but should focus primarily on South Texas. Paper submissions should adhere to the following criteria:
  • Abstracts must be received by July 1, 2014 to be considered for inclusion in the conference.
    Possible topics (historic or contemporary) to explore include:
    • Chican@ism@
    • Women’s Experience
    • Hybrid Identities
    • La Frontera
    • Immigration Policy
    • Texas Revolution
    • Texians
    • Native Voices
    • Oral History
    • The Disappeared
    • “Third” USA
    • Kolaches 
  • The preferred method of paper submission is an email attachment (MS Word) sent to Sandra.Drozd@VictoriaCollege.edu or mailed to Victoria College, Division of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, 2200 E. Red River, Victoria, TX 77901
For more information on The John W. Stormont Conference on South Texas, contact Sandra Drozd at (361) 582-2530 or Sandra.Drozd@VictoriaCollege.edu.  
 

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